Overall Score 4.5  

Introduction

Today we are looking at two extremes of a product range, the XTracGear Ripper and the Ripper XXL mouse surfaces. XTracGear, who you may know as XTracPads, started making precision mouse surfaces for gamers brand was created in 1999.

The now more familiar XTracGear was created in 2003 when PCXmods.com was launched and the XTracPads brand went worldwide. XTracGear look like they are a company who are genuinely interested in mouse mats aimed at the gamer. Let’s look that the XTracGear Ripper and the Ripper XXL mouse surfaces and find out.

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Features

  • Polished textile surface
  • Laser cut Fray resistant edges
  • Enhanced Sure Grip comfortable open cell rubber backing

Advantages

Whisper quiet mouse surface helps enhance an ergonomic workspace. Using a new polished textile for the mouse surface the XTracGear Ripper XXL™ can help speed up your mouse movement while feeling soft and silky at the same time. Ripper XXL™ is so big that you can place your keyboard on top of it. The polished textile can assist in helping to reducing keyboard typing sounds as well as helping make your work environment more ergonomic.

Open celled rubber backing helps to cushion the wrist while at your computer for long periods of time.

The desktop size of the XTracGear Ripper XXL™ desk mat is excellent for users who prefer low sensitivity settings on their computer mice.

Micro Site

Ripper XXL

Specifications

  • 36″ x 18″ x 1/8″ (914mm x 457 mm)
  • Sure Grip enhanced rubber backing
  • Polished textile mousing surface
  • Laser cut fray resistant edges

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XTracGear Ripper

Specifications

  • 11″ x 17″ x 1/8″ (280mm x 432 mm)
  • Sure Grip enhanced rubber backing
  • Polished textile mousing surface
  • Laser cut fray resistant edges

Microsite

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Packaging and Contents

The XTracGear Ripper and the Ripper XXL mouse surfaces arrive in relative packaging to their size. They are red and black and that’s about it. There isn’t much more can be added for mouse surface packaging, XTracGear manage to add a couple of encouraging pictures or slogan like phrases.

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There are no instructions or care guidelines just you, the box and the surface!

Gaming Surfaces

The XTracGear Ripper and the Ripper XXL mouse surfaces are the same, except for their size. We are not going to concentrate on the two sizes unless appropriate, assume that generic comments are for both.

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The surfaces are black, despite being highly polished with minimal design and logo on the bottom right. Each surface is ultra smooth, the long shots show this perfectly. For reference, the mobile phone is an LG G3, it gives an idea of size, especially of the XXL edition.

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